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OnePlus Health app is now on Play Store, even though OnePlus Band isn't out

The app's screenshots give us an idea of the upcoming fitness features, including clock designs.

Published onJanuary 7, 2021

  • There’s a public listing on the Google Play Store for the OnePlus Health app.
  • The new app will work with the upcoming OnePlus Band, which still has no official announcement or launch.
  • The app is incompatible with all devices we’ve tried, but screenshots give us an idea of what to expect.

We are certain a OnePlus fitness tracker is right around the corner, as the company teased it pretty significantly. However, we still don’t know the device’s name or know for certain when it will launch.

However, we now know the app that one will pair with the OnePlus Band (which is the assumed name of the tracker). Today, on the Google Play Store, the OnePlus Health app went live (h/t Android Police). This app has all the hallmarks of a fitness tracker app and will almost certainly be the companion system to the OnePlus Band.

Unfortunately, we can’t install the OnePlus Health app on any of our phones, which includes nearly all OnePlus devices ever launched. As such, we can’t give it a shot. However, screenshots of the app appear in the official Play Store listing, and those give us a good idea of what to expect — as well as from whom OnePlus sourced the app.

OnePlus Health: Just a ported OPPO app

The screenshots of the new app from OnePlus show off the predictable features of a fitness tracker. That includes a mapping feature as well as the usual health metrics, such as steps, heart rate, etc.

They also give us an idea of the various watch faces the OnePlus Band will support. The screenshots show off five different faces, some of which are colorful and fun.

However, the screenshots also make something else perfectly clear: the OnePlus Health app is just a ported version of the OPPO HeyTap Health app. The design, fonts, and imagery all appear to be identical.

Related: The OPPO-ification of OnePlus is getting worse

This is more evidence that OnePlus is getting very comfortable with tapping into its BBK Electronics sister brands for help with growth. While OnePlus has always used OPPO/BBK infrastructure to develop its various products, it hasn’t often been so blatant. When you combine this app with the recent launches of the barely-rebranded OnePlus Nord N10 and N100 smartphones, the lines between the companies start to blur significantly.

With all this in mind, it won’t be surprising if the OnePlus Band is a simple rebrand of an existing OPPO or other BBK product.

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